OLDHAM, England (AP) _ Former world champion Ras-I-Alujah Bramble has pulled out of a scheduled light-welterweight bout against Pat Barrett next week.
Promoter Mickey Duff said Friday that the American had given no reason for his withdrawal from the Nov. 15 fight in Oldham, and said he was considering legal action agsinst the ex-World Boxing Association lightweight champion, known as Livingstone Bramble when he held the title in 1984.
″There is nothing wrong with Bramble,″ Duff said. ″Somebody has got at him telling about the quality of Barrett.″
Bramble’s place has been taken by Eduardo Jacques of Mexico. Barrett, who is from Britain, is the European light-welterweight champion.
ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) - Internazionale of Milan and Partizan Belgrade, two clubs that won late victories in the second round, will meet in the third round of the UEFA Cup soccer tournament.
Internazionale, which rallied from a 2-0 first-leg deficit to beat Aston Villa, will be host for the first leg on Nov. 28 against Partizan, which eliminated Real Sociedad on penalty kicks.
AS Roma, one of three other Italian teams remaining in the UEFA Cup, also drew a first-leg home match against Bordeaux of France.
Atalanta Bergamo and Bologna open on the road - Atalanta at FC Cologne and Bologna at Admira Wacker of Vienna.
PESARO, Italy (AP) - Italian basketball champion Scavolini Pesaro has signed Elston Turner as temporary substitute for Darwin Cook.
Cook was injured in an Italian League match Sunday and will be sidelined for at least one month.
Turner, a 31-year-old guard who played for Dallas, Denver and Chicago in the NBA, is likely to debut in Sunday’s game against Panasonic in Reggio Calabria.
MUNICH, Germany (AP) - Former East German star Nils Rudolph set a world- best time for this year of 24.39 seconds in the 50-meter butterfly Thursday at the German swimming championships.
The previous best time of 1990 was 24.53 by 1988 Olympic champion Matt Biondi of the United States.
The world best came at Germany’s first national championships since West and East Germany merged on Oct. 3.
Rudolph, 25, of Rostock, was a star on the highly successful East German swimming team.
TOKYO (AP) - Ten horses from Britain, France, Australia, Canada and the United States and six Japanese horses will compete in the 10th Japan Cup, with the winner getting the sport’s second-highest prize money.
The winner of 1 1/2 -mile turf race at the Tokyo Race Course in suburban Tokyo on Nov. 25 will earn $1.1 million from a total purse of $2,564,000. The world’s richest horse race, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, pays $1.35 million to the winner.
The American entries are Phantom Breeze, a 4-year-old colt; Petite Ile, a 4-year-old filly, and Alwuhush, a 6-year-old colt.
Phantom Breeze, which will be ridden by Michael Smith, has won five of 17 starts. Petite Ile, ridden by Corey Black, has won six of 13 starts. Alwuhush, ridden by Jose Santos of Chile, has won five of 21 starts.